Cruising Instructor Gary Curran outlines why you should come aboard Beaufort Venture this July!
The clocks changed the other week so that means we are all thinking DST (I hope you all remember what that is !!!). I've been sailing around Dublin bay throughout the Winter but I must say it's great to have the long evenings back.
I'm sure many of you will be aware that as we did last July, we will be heading South with Beaufort Venture again this year, on 25th June, for our mile building cruises.
For those of you who have not heard about these cruises, they are a series of 5 cruises and 2 RYA Competent Crew/Dayskipper courses, each running over 5 days, back to back, from 25th June until 1st August. The link below has the full passage plan.
I will be sailing with each crew of 4 people for their 5 day cruise. We plan to call into as many ports & anchorages as we can as we sail South from Dun Laoghaire and then West, along the South Coast as far as West Cork, where we will spend some time sailing around the islands and out to the Fastnet rock lighthouse.
It might be necessary to find a few pubs and restaurants along the way as well to make sure we get a full appreciation of the local culture and to stay healthy and nourished.
The cruises will start and finish in different ports as we progress along the coast, where our now seasoned sailors will disembark and make their way back to the real world and a new crew of 4 will join me for a further 5 days sailing.
We began this adventure last year and I think everyone that came along in 2017 had a great time and learned a bit more about sailing along the way (I know I did !!)
As is often the case, during the winter months, sailing may not be on the top of people's priority list. But as the long and sunny evenings begin to come around again, our South East cruises are beginning to book up. If you are interested in joining me as I go sailing with Beaufort Venture, it might be worth while taking a look at which of our cruises down South suit your diary and get in touch with the school’s office to confirm your berth so as not to be disappointed.
If you want to contact me about the cruises to get some more information on our plans please feel free to give me a call on 00353 86 2623727
Take the plunge and come sailing on Beaufort Venture this summer !!!
Check out the 2017 Footage: